Thursday, 23 November, 2017

Sydney harbour boat to be named Ferry McFerryface following public vote

Syndicate Post image Ferry McFerryface to be name of new Sydney ferry after public vote
Preston Stone | 14 November, 2017, 03:26

Ferry McFerryface will soon be gracing Sydney Harbour after a competition to name the city's new ferries.

The name was also shot down by Australian Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance, who told the outlet they didn't want to double up on the name.

Ferry McFerryface joins the ranks of Trainy McTrainface, a Swedish express train, and Horsey McHorseface, a Sydney racehorse, after an global online trend started by a suggestion from a former BBC radio host.

More than 15,000 suggestions were made for the competition to name the six new inner-harbour ferries.

"Ferry McFerryface" and the rest of the new fleet will each have capacity for 400 customers, as well as improved accessibility for people with disabilities, wi-fi access and charging stations for electronic devices.

Nearly unbelievably, the most popular name was actually Boaty McBoatface.

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"This one is for the kids", said NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance.

Three of the other ferries have already been named.

NSW Public Transport recently ran a "Name Your Ferry" competition, which they were no doubt hoping would inspire a similar level of excitement and meme-worthiness as the similar United Kingdom competition.

The Boaty McBoatface legacy has spread worldwide, with an express train in Sweden named Trainy McTrainface earlier this year and a team at Sydney's Warwick Farm racecourse naming their horse Horsey McHorseface last year.

But the organisers decided not to use the name, opting for Sir David Attenborough instead.

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